Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon Agenda

Talent, Oregon

October 24, 2015 | NEW Talent Community Center


9:00am: Coffee & Light Breakfast

  • Welcome from the Mayor Darby Stricker

9:30-10:15am: Lake County—On their way to 100% Renewables!

(Invited Speakers: Jim Walls, Lake Country Resources Initiative, Mayor Darby Stricker)

  • Lessons from Lake County
  • Reflections from the Mayor

10:15-11:15am:  Talent’s Energy Potential

(Invited Speakers: Rogue Climate Talent Rep, Karen Chase, Michael Cavallaro and Jim Walls)

  • What the heck is a Clean Energy Plan?
  • Community Baseline data
  • Assessing Talent’s energy potential & best opportunities

11:30am-1pm:  Making Energy Work Forum

(Invited Speakers: RHT Energy Solutions, Clean Energy Works, Oregon Clean Power Coop, USDA Rural Development)

  • Residential Energy Efficiency & Solar (Ben Scott, CEW and Brook Ingram, ETO)
  • Commercial Energy Savings (Scott Scheuneman, RHT)
  • Community Solar (Dan Orzech, OCPC)
  • Identifying and accessing funding (John Holman, USDA Rural Development)

1:00-2:00pm:  Lunch Table Topics

  • Community Solar and the cooperative solar model (OCPC)
  • Residential Energy (Energy Trust and CEW)
  • Energy savings for businesses (RHT)
  • Community leadership (Jim Walls, LRCI and Michael Cavallaro, RVCOG)
  • Opportunities for energy efficiency and renewables in Agriculture (JSWCD)
  • Accessing funds for Rural Economic Development (USDA Rural Development) 

2:00pm-3:00pm:  Next Steps and How to start your community visioning & planning

 (Moderator: Jim Walls & Karen Chase)

  • Guided facilitation and discussion How to get started - creating a clean energy plan

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